8am: Local sources from Maidan Wardak province report the third marriage of Mawlawi Hafiz Mohammad Amin Omari, the Taliban’s governor for this province, with a young girl. According to sources, yesterday, November 9,, this wedding ceremony was held in Kabul. According to local sources, this Taliban official married a young girl as his third wife
DW: Poverty has run rampant in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. So much so that an ever-increasing number of Afghan parents are being forced into trafficking their own children. Be it to childless couples, as brides or even as fighters for radical Islamic groups. Most of the affected children come from internally displaced families: forced to flee
Akmal Dawi VOA News May 4, 2022 For several months Pashtana kept rejecting marriage proposals made for her 14-year-old daughter, Zarghona, until she had to make a final decision. “I had to choose between the survival of my four little children and giving Zarghona to marriage,” Pashtana told VOA over the phone from the southern
Washington Post: Child marriage has long been prevalent in many Afghan communities. But the Taliban takeover, the subsequent plunge of the economy and banking system, and other stresses have “exacerbated the problem,” Williams said. The age of girls sold into marriage is dropping, a trend that could persist as long as the Taliban prevents girls
CNN: Last month, CNN reported that Parwana and several other underage girls were being sold by their fathers so other members of their families could eat. At the time, Parwana’s father Abdul Malik said she cried day and night before, begging him not to sell her, saying she wanted to go to school and
Ariana: UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said this week she is “deeply concerned by reports that child marriage in Afghanistan is on the rise”. In a statement issued Saturday, Fore said: “We have received credible reports of families offering daughters as young as 20 days old up for future marriage in return for a dowry.
By Ron Synovitz & Freshta Jalalzai Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 12, 2019 KABUL — Mohammad Wali was just 12 years old when his widowed mother began arranging his marriage to a 24-year-old woman from their village in Ghazni Province. “I don’t want to be married,” the young Afghan boy is said to have pleaded
VOA News: What does a child bride bring to a marriage — a dowry, social status, domestic labor, business connections? What is her value to two families, the one she leaves and the one she joins? And what is the cost to the girl? Early marriage doesn’t happen in only one region or in one religion.
Ariana: Thirty percent of Afghan girls cannot afford to continue pursuing education due to early marriages and menstruation period, the Minister of Public Health said Tuesday. “Menstruation period causes 30 percent of girls to leave attending schools, 12 percent of the girls don’t have access to health care services, and seven percent of the girls are
Ariana: This study is unique, it not only builds on previous studies, but looks at child marriage in Afghanistan from various angles, providing hence a comprehensive picture of this practice,” Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Faizullah Zaki said. The report findings showed that the security situation, poverty, deeply embedded beliefs and social norms